The Medical Examiner has confirmed the remains found are those of Sheldon Lee Stacey, 30, of Roanoke County. Investigators are awaiting the final autopsy report.
Mr. Stacey was reported missing on February 16, having last been seen by his mother on February 14 at 5 p.m. On February 16, Roanoke County Police requested assistance from a local bloodhound and the Police Department’s Drone Unit conducted an area search; both were unsuccessful in locating Mr. Stacey at that time.
(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA , Thursday, April 14, 2022) — At 12:20 today, Roanoke County Police responded to the 7500 block of Old Mill Rd (off Bent Mountain Rd) after a citizen called to report a human skull had been discovered. The Criminal Investigations Division responded with additional resources and conducted a search of the area. They were able to locate the rest of the human remains.
This case remains under investigation, pending the identification of the remains by the Medical Examiner’s Office and notification to next of kin.